Stock 2.1 Apps working
Hey, not sure if this really belongs here, or in General, but since its semi-hacking the system, I'll post here first.
It seems, so far, that Touchwiz isn't nearly as deeply integrated as Sense is, and that at least some of Samsung's Modified Apps can just be backed-up, deleted, and replaced with the stock apps from Android 2.1 (using apps ripped from CM5.0.8 for Nexus 1 for my attempts.)
So, I thought I'd start a list of stock Android 2.1 apps that people have made work on the vibrant. I know a lot of people are waiting for CM or other custom roms and alternate recovery images, but in the mean time, lets start customizing!
I have confirmed the following to work, but only after the original touchwiz apps are deleted from /system/app, then the stock apps are installed via the standard installer to /data/app and cp over to /system/app then reboot
Mms.apk (NEW! added 7/21/2010)
Another pleasant surprise, is that I now have the default Calendar, music, and news & weather widgets on my vibrant!
Again, adb push didn't work for anything since I can't remount with r/w access yet, but a su adb shell allowed me to busybox cp them to /sytem/app once they were installed.
I've tried the same method with the CM5.0.8 LiveWallpapers with no success, so maybe someone else has some suggestions?
My next step is to test out bringing the original phone.apk and contacts.apk/contactsprovider.apk over
Got the default messaging app from CM 5.0.8 brought over, still having tons of trouble with the default dialer and contacts/contacts provider, samsung has buried their signature for these deep in android somewhere, even outside of /data/system/packages.xml so any attempt to install the CM versions even after removing the Touchwiz apps fail.
This was copied from the vibrant section just thought you guys should know. Also the member that wrote it was s0niqu3